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Recognition of Michif as a Language

This is a poll proposing that Michif, the Métis language, be acknowledged by IMDB as a language. Please upvote if you agree that it should be recognized and added in. 

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2 years ago

Hi @Jordan & All -

Thanks for all the votes and comments.  I have put in a request for the addition of this missing language into our Contribution Form of listed languages.  As soon as I have an update on the status I will post the information here.

Cheers!

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@Michelle​ ​

Thank you very much for the update Michelle, it is greatly appreciated. 


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@Michelle​ Hello Michelle, I hope this message finds you well! Wanting to touching base regarding the recognition of the Michif language on IMDB. If you and your team need any assistance or require additional info I'd be happy to connect you with some Michif language experts in our community. Please keep us posted :) 

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Hello @Michelle , checking back in regarding the plans for the addition of this missing language. What date is this process scheduled to be completed by? 

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@Michelle , bringing the message below to your attention. It was posted on Tuesday June 27th 2023, one year exactly since this IMDB poll was created on the instruction of IMDB’s Costumer Support department. The creation of this poll was done so in good faith, we hope that IMDB will follow through with the same integrity:

“To the organizers of IMDB, today marks one year since this poll was created to recognize the Indigenous language Michif in IMDB’s language contribution section and ten months since there was a single response from one of your representatives. Your team instructed us to make this poll to address the matter and in a year’s time the only change made regarding the request was the poll’s status changing from “Planned” to “No status”. We are concerned that this process is being used to silence Indigenous voices and ignore the very valid ask that this marginalized language and the Métis people be acknowledged. As a leader in the film and TV industry this is IMDB’s opportunity to stand with Indigenous creators and be an example of what good allyship can look like. If IMDB is the type of company that truly stands for inclusion, diversity, and equity we would appreciate transparency regarding this request process and an honest determination on the inclusion of the Michif language in IMDB’s language contribution section.”   

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@Michelle hope you are well. We are approaching the 2 year mark on this effort. Can you please provide any insight or updates on IMDB's progress with recognizing the Indigenous Michif language in its data base? Any info would be much appreciated. Maarsii.

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2 years ago

Michif should absolutely be recognized!

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60 Points

2 years ago

Definitely should be added as a language!

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2 years ago

So important to have Michif added as a language on IMDb! 

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60 Points

2 years ago

This is absolutely without a doubt a pertinent language to be added and recognized by IMDb

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2 years ago

Agree 100%. Our language deserves to be recognized. 

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2 years ago

I have a lot of Métis friends on IMDb and it breaks my heart that their own language can’t be recognized on their profile. 

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60 Points

2 years ago

Michif should be acknowledged on IMDB sand the world. 

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2 years ago

Michif should absolutely be recognized as a language here! What are y’all waiting for?

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62 Points

2 years ago

Michif should be recognized by IMDB, especially considering we are in the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. Show your support! 

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60 Points

2 years ago

I don't even understand why this needs to be voted on - IMDb, just add it already!

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2 years ago

Michif is an endangered language. Having it as a recognized language on IMDb would help not just with its survival, but also with its revival. 

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84 Points

2 years ago

Huge support for this! Definitely needs to be recognized!

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60 Points

2 years ago

Absolutely!

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2 years ago

The Michif language should definitely be acknowledged and recognized by IMDB, this should be added as soon as possible!